“Nord Stream 2” will be completed, despite possible new US sanctions, said on Tuesday, August 11, Senator Oleg Morozov.
Nord Stream 2 has no real alternative for a number of European countries. Therefore, despite all the difficulties, the project will be brought to an end, “RIA Novosti quotes him.
Thus, Morozov commented on the report of the German company Uniper, published the day before, which says that the preparation of new US sanctions increases the likelihood that the Nord Stream 2 project will be delayed or not completed.
On August 5, several US senators demanded that the operator of the German port of Mukran, where the logistics center for the gas project is located and the pipes for Nord Stream 2 are stored, stop supporting the construction of the pipeline, threatening to “financially destroy”.
On August 7, Martin Naumann, the spokesman for the Free Democratic Party faction in the German parliament on energy, noted that the threats of US senators to the port of Mukran were a new round of escalation of the geopolitical conflict between the US and the European Union.
Nord Stream 2 is being built from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea to implement direct gas supplies to Europe. The EU countries mainly support the project and participate in its implementation. The USA, the Baltic countries, Poland and Ukraine are against. The project is currently suspended due to US sanctions.